School Details

Leisure City K-8 Center

14950 Southwest 288th Street, Homestead, FL 33033
(305) 247-5431
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-8 1043 students 14 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

32%
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57%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
  • This school in 2012
  • Dade County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

44%
66%
63%
38%
63%
61%
41%
53%
53%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
63%
81%
81%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT)

In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.
  • This school in 2012
  • Dade County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

36%
58%
56%
37%
61%
61%
22%
51%
54%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
  • This school in 2012
  • Dade County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

40%
53%
53%
41%
61%
60%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
  • This school in 2012
  • Dade County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

56%
52%
56%
40%
57%
57%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
  • This school in 2012
  • Dade County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

27%
33%
47%
40%
57%
57%
34%
44%
49%
41%
53%
56%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
55%
75%
78%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT)

In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.
  • This school in 2012
  • Dade County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

87%
69%
66%

Florida End-of-Course Assessments (EOC)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1 and Geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The Algebra 1 EOC has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
  • This school in 2012
  • Dade County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Leisure City K-8 Center is a public middle school in Leisure City. The principal of Leisure City K-8 Center is MS. KELLI R HUNTER, who can be contacted at pr2901@dadeschools.net. 1,043 students attend Leisure City K-8 Center and are mostly Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 33% of the Leisure City K-8 Center students are "limited in English proficiency." 98% of the 1,043 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Leisure City K-8 Center is 14:1. Aspira South Youth Leadership Charter School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 70% 67%
Black, non-Hispanic 26% 23%
White, non-Hispanic 2% 8%
Asian 1.0% 1%
Multiracial 1% 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.08% 0.07%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.03%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 98% 74%
Limited English proficiency 33% 21%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    This school is awesome! teachers are great and has a very friendly faculty. Close to good restaurants.

  • (10 months ago)

    Soy un padre muy agradesido por que la escuela de mi hija es muy buena todos te ayudan y la directora muy buena tambien mi hija tiene una muy buena maestra que me ha ayudado ha mi hija en sus abances del estudio ella esta en 1er grado se llama miss flores una de las mejores maestras bueno esta escuela es la mejor muy buena mi hija ha tenido muchos abances por eso pienso que es la mejor gracias por que mi hija asiste a esta escuela .

  • (10 months ago)

    Leisure City K-8 Center has dedicated caring teachers who really care inspire and advocate for the students they teach their families and the community as a whole. Change of boundaries have taken many wonderful students away from our great school. However students can still attend our school even if they are not in our area. Our principal Dr. Hunter-Sheppard RUNNER UP FOR THE 2014 PRINCIPAL OF THE YEAR AWARD. welcomes any student with open arms. Call the school and inquire how your child can attend our great school.

  • (3 years ago)

    I could definitely say this school has teachers that genuinely care about the kids in their care.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school hads excellent teachers that care about their school. The P.T.A. had to run by a teacher last year and we did a lot of great field trips and got great educational materials that was used in the classroo.

  • (5 years ago)

    they do good for as many kids that they have

  • (5 years ago)

    My son attended the pre-k program at the elementary school. The teacher Ms. Cummings was excellent! I couldn't of asked for a better teacher. She goes above and beyond the call of duty. Now the office staff on the other hand can use a lesson in manners. The head doesn't know what the tail is doing. They are rude.

  • (6 years ago)

    /As a former teacher at L.C. K-8 CENTER for 24+ years my rating of Excellent is based on the years prior to my retirement in June 2008. At that time the school was operating in high mode. At the schools Elementary level staff members worked well together in order to provide the very best education possible for their students.

  • (6 years ago)

    I myself think that this is a great school for my child he currently goes there now but I enjoy that school and the faculty is amazing

  • (7 years ago)

    Leisure City K-8 Center is an outstanding school. The faculty and staff have allways been courteous to my child and myself. The most important thing is that my child has allways been content in that school and has excellent grades. Thank-You

  • (8 years ago)

    This school is very much lacking in their academic programs. The entire school program is BORING to say the least. Safety at the school is questionable & lack proper security. I was able to walk into the school without being questioned by security or anyone for that matter. I am not surprised to say the least.

  • (9 years ago)

    It is my impression that this elementary school has an average academic program. It is currently a zone school meaning that the students are performing poorly on standardized state tests. Overall the school is improving but at a slow pace.

  • (10 years ago)

    It has been a great dissappointment. What a shame that students who are trying to learn and due to lack of administration and/or leadership they have been sacrificed or short handed! Shame on you!

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